RAM Walk

Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk Supports Community Programs and Saves Lives

This summer marks the 5th anniversary of the Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk (RAM Walk).  From its inception, 100% of the funds raised at the event have been donated to the Rob Millisor Heart Health Fund at The Summit Foundation.  Since 2016, the Walk has generated $704,000 for the fund, supporting heart health programs, education and research.  An additional $85,667 has come from owner and guest voluntary donations when checking in at one of Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV) resorts over the past four years.

Through 2019, a variety of projects and programs have been supported with the event proceeds.

      • ♥ CPR Anytime kits given to parents of every baby born at Summit Medical Center
      • ♥ Colorado Mountain College heart-healthy cooking classes
      • ♥ Keystone Science School’s CATCH (Coordinate Approach to Child Health) after-school program
      • ♥ 9 AED units purchased for placement throughout our community and resorts
      • ♥ Cardiac monitors/defibrillators for the Red, White & Blue Fire Department and the hospital’s Emergency Department
      • ♥ A free community-wide cholesterol and heart calcium screening program
      • ♥ Major support for the High Altitude Research Center (HARC)
      • ♥ Community-wide CPR/DEFIB Education Program through Starting Hearts in Summit County, Fairplay and Alma
      • ♥ 5 CPR training manikins were upgraded and replaced for BGV’s employee training program

One of the projects funded by the RAM Walk, the placement of AED units at a number of Summit County locations, proved to be fundamental in saving someone’s life. In February, one of our own BGV employees, Tanner Milne, heard someone call for CPR and reported immediately to a non-responsive guest at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8. Others heard the call as well, including another employee who immediately grabbed the AED unit located in the hallway, just outside the Ullr Café. A passing physician and ski patrol were on scene less than a minute later. Together, this team was able to restart the guest’s heart. He was immediately transported to the local hospital, and then boarded on a helicopter to Denver where he underwent stent surgery. We are happy to report that he is back home and doing fine. Time was of the essence and the physician on scene remarked that having the AED unit immediately available saved the gentleman’s life.

We are honored to carry on Rob’s memory and his legacy of giving and serving others.  Breckenridge Grand Vacations and The Summit Foundation will continue to support these and other important heart health programs in our community.  Join us on June 13 for the 5th Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk.  More information on the event, including registration, can be found at https://bgvgives.org/heart-health-walk/.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Deb Edwards at dedwards@breckgv.com or by calling 970.547.8748.